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November 1, 2013

A DARK AND RAINY DAY

Wet weather can't keep little trick-or-treaters away from downtown

GOSHEN

The tricky, wet weather did not wash away candy seekers from downtown Goshen Thursday afternoon during the annual Trick or Treat Main Street event sponsored by the Goshen Chamber of Commerce.

Hundreds of costumed kids made their way from business to business, usually trailed by a patient parent under an umbrella or wrapped in a rain coat.

Balloon Express owner Karen Pletcher, who has been participating in the Halloween event every year said that it wasn’t as busy as past years, but that there were still plenty of children out getting candy.

“There’s been some cute kids,” she said, “but it’s a little wet.”

Chris Meyer an employee at Woldruff’s Footwear and Apparel said that the turnout was strong despite the rainy conditions.

“It’s been pretty great, considering,” he said. “I think a lot of parents like to do this one so they don’t have to go out at night.”

Business owners and parents alike seemed to agree that despite the rain, the temperatures were mild and not as cold as it’s been in past years.

“I don’t think it’s too bad,” said John Meadows of Goshen. “It’s warmer than last year. I think it’s great what the city has put on.”

With the prospect of accumulating candy, the weather didn’t seem to bother the trick or treaters.

“The kids don’t care,” said Katie Mendez of Goshen. “It’s not too bad, it’s not cold at least.”

The Trick or Treat Main Street event ran from noon to 5 p.m. Trick or treating hours in the city also went on as scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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